Rabbi; Founder, Beloved
Sara Luria is the founder of Beloved, a home-based experiment in Jewish life in Brooklyn. In her family’s home, she hosts Shabbat meals, creative rituals based on the Jewish calendar, meditation circles, learning for families with young children, and more. Prior to Beloved, Luria’s experiences as a community organizer, birth doula, and hospital chaplain inspired her to found ImmerseNYC, a pluralistic, feminist, grassroots-energized community mikveh (ritual bath) project. She has published poetry and essays on motherhood, Jewish innovation, and healing in various Jewish books and publications. Luria was ordained as a rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 2013.